Cardinals News · Run to Cheney

Runners, walkers, fair goers….. join us for the Run to Cheney at the Sedgwick County Fair! Come be a part of an annual tradition at the Fair by participating in the 5k or 1 mile run on Saturday, July 13, 2019.

Registration is $15 per person and includes a race shirt, snacks at the finish line and awards. Priority registration is due July 3 to guarantee a shirt, but sign ups will be taken up to race time on the 13th. You can register in person at Hometown Farm Supply and Cleo’s Flower Shop in Cheney or with the link below.

Online Registration

All proceeds of the race will benefit the Cheney Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

Come for the race and stay for the fair!

Events begin at 8:00am on Saturday and most food booths and exhibits open at 10:00am. Find out more at

Race History

The original Run to Cheney was held May 26,1984, as part of the City of Cheney’s centennial celebration. It was literally a run to Cheney, starting north of town on Lutheran Hill on Old Highway 54 (now W 15th St S) and finishing by the Citizens State Bank. With increased participation, it wasn’t feasible to keep the same route, so the race was moved to town and rescheduled to July to correspond with the Sedgwick County Fair, but the original name remained. The race continued through 1993, 10 years in all, and drew quality competition. After a brief hiatus, the race returned in 2009 in time for Cheney’s 125th birthday.



Men – Javier Ceja – Wichita,KS – 15:17.9 – 2013

Women – Sharon Zeller – Kechi,KS – 18:15.7 – 2013

1 Mile

Javier Ceja – Wichita,KS – 4:41.7 – 2013

Sharon Zeller – Kechi,KS – 5:40 – 2013

Kim Lemon – Wichita,KS – 5:40 – 2014

2018 Winners


David Williams – Haysville,KS – 18:01.4

Sarah Ball – Paola,KS – 24:09.2

1 Mile

Dylan Helten – Cheney,KS – 5:14.6

Parker Schroeder – Sedgwick,KS – 6:55.2

Medals will be awarded to the top three overall runners (male and female) in each race and to the top three runners in each age group for each gender (excluding overall placers).

5K — 17 & under,  18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

1 Mile — 12 & under, 13-19, 20+

If you have any questions, e-mail us at: Todd or Rod